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Brassicaceae

[‚bras·ə′kās·ē‚ē]
(botany)
An equivalent name for the Cruciferae.
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cruciferous vegetables

cruciferous vegetables

Like brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, mustard and horseradish, contain -Sulforaphane which detoxifies carcinogens and inhibits tumors. Colon cancer might be cut in half by eating lots of broccoli. Even more powerful are broccoli sprouts (up to 50x more powerful than mature broccoli) Cruciferous contain DIM (di-indolylmethane) a plant indole that’s really good at balancing hormones- it increases good estrogen metabolites and antioxidant properties that protect the heart and brain. It's fat soluble, so it's best taken with a light meal with some kind of healthy fat or oil. Do NOT mix with fruit or sugar. Structurally similar to estrogen, DIM helps fight breast cancer, PMS, and low sex drive in men. It helps fight hormone-driven cancers, good for prostate and uterine issues, promotes weight loss, boosts male performance, helps fight H. Pylori infection involved w stomach ulcers and cancers. One way to identify a plant from the mustard family (all of which are edible) is the flowers have 4 petals with 6 stamens–4 tall and 2 short.
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They can come from dark leafy greens, cabbage family, tomatoes and peppers of different colors, carrots, cucumbers, onions (shallots, chives, scallions, leeks), lettuce, eggplants, okra, radishes, seaweed, squash family, turnips, all types of lettuce, pumpkin, parsnips, mushrooms, celery, fennel, endive, chicory, and garlic.
The cabbage family plants provide us with a great diversity of both nutrients and flavors.
Brussels sprouts: As part of the cabbage family, Brussels sprouts are another cruciferous vegetable with cancer-fighting phytochemicals.
Bright Lights is a new generation of Swiss chard, a beet green with delicately flavored, brightly colored leaves of gold, orange, pink, red and white; Salad Savoy is a member of the cabbage family.
Many other foods contain thyroid-disrupting compounds, such as millet (containing epigenin and luteolin) and the cabbage family (containing goitrin).
Crops such as radishes and onions are root-maggot free when grown under row covers, and leaves of the cabbage family are spared the shot-hole appearance that flea beetles impart.
Numerous small holes in the leaves of both vegetable and ornamental members of the cabbage family are usually the work of this tiny black beetle.
There is strong evidence that the risk of colon cancer is reduced when people eat fruits and vegetables, especially green and dark yellow vegetables, and those in the cabbage family, soy products and beans.
In general, dark leafy greens, orange and yellow fruits, and vegetables of the cabbage family are among the most nutrient dense.
Farmer Bob's cabbage plot, just down the road, shows signs of serious chomping by the diamonback caterpillar, Plutella xylostella -- the world's number-one pest of plants in the cabbage family.
The good news is, according to the Society, the risk of developing cancer can be reduced by an overall dietary pattern that includes a high proportion of plant foods, especially green and dark yellow vegetables and those in the cabbage family, soy products and legumes, and limited intake of high-fat foods, particularly from animal sources.
The cabbage family, including ornamental members such as hesperis, appear to last a fair while but carrots (apiaceae) can be very disappointing after their first year.